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Holiday Choices from the Vault! • TONIGHT! • November 30th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Holiday Choices from the CraftNight Vault! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Pure Love in Every Glass! 
*** ANNOUNCEMENT: SparkleBlob Holiday show is HERE! “The SnowGlobe of Progress: An Urban Puppet’s Contemplation” starts next week, we need audience, and we also need volunteers, read more at bottom to find out more! 

Hooray, 2016 is almost over, but not without some seriously festive crafts for you to make and take your mind off of the crazy. Last year, there was a shiny, fancy sale, and I scooped up as much holiday stuff as I could, and saved it in the vault until NOW. That means this month is going to be PACKED with fun projects to do that are, yes, holiday oriented. Tonight I’ve got Xmas and Hanukkah choices, as well as some secular stuff if you’re just not into the holiday jamz. It’s all sparkly though, and it’s all very glamorous.

While everyone’s scurrying around trying to shop for this, that and the other, take a moment for yourself, and create a keepsake for you or a loved one that will remind them of you. Nourish your body, your heart, your soul, your desire for a cozy cocktail in the company of gorgeous strangers who are fine with conversation or comfortable silence. The demands on one’s time and energy get quite crunchy this time of year. Make taking a break be a part of your holiday traditions, concentrating on what’s important to you.

Sharing the goodness of life need not involve discount coupons, oppressive party schedules, or recipes you don’t like to make. No one lives outside the walls of existence, it is a hallowed spot in yourself and your mind that belongs to YOU. If you don’t want to go to Uncle Crotchety’s Republican Cookie Bake-Off this year, you don’t have to, just send a nice card, and skip it. If they try to guilt you into going: send a gift basket in lieu of yourself, no one can argue with a good basket. Or… you know, send them an ornament that looks like private parts. That always goes over especially well.

Now then, you like puppets, hot buttered rum, lights, music, song, and Los Angeles, please come see my puppet show. I know I know, how many people beg you to see their puppet show? You lead a rich, full life!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


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SparkleBlob Presents
THE SNOWGLOBE OF PROGRESS
An Urban Puppet’s Contemplation

DECEMBER 9th – 18th in BURBANK!!!  

PUPPETS • ALL AGES SHOW • LGBTQ FRIENDLY • FAMILY FRIENDLY • LIBERAL NOTIONS • SNACKS • BEVERAGES • POPCORN • SINGING • LIVE BAND! 

Direct from Burbank, California, celebrate the tradition of amorphous blobs, robots, and kombucha nog this festive holiday season! Your favorite annual puppet show is back with a story of our sparkling sprawling winter wonder southland in it’s snowiest, flakiest splendor yet! Cozy up to the candy-coated chaos you’ve come to love and expect from Silverlake’s Most Well-Adjusted Family, Tree, and Santa Gorn!

*** Special Show Warning – Look out for flying gelt!

More info about the show HERE

Get Tickets from Brown Paper Tickets right this second HERE 

Wanna volunteer and be an usher or concessions helper? (Volunteers can see the show for free!) Contact: sparkleblobbateers@gmail.com

 

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Wooden Painty Person Thingy • November 9th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Painty Wooden Person Thingies 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Because life’s complicated enough

Is it killing you, or making you stronger?

I tellya, I’m a lone wolf when it comes to disappointment, I hole up, read things, sleep on the floor under a blanket fort, live off of strange frozen items… I take time to metabolize what’s given me.

When I thought about doing CraftNight tonight, my inner hermit cringed, because I’m a little bit like a broken porcupine right now, possibly a bit stabby, I’m overwhelmed to the point of a grouchy, taciturn countenance.

But then I remember that I actually like people, and I really like you, and I hope I see you so that we can give each other hugs.

CraftNight was there when Gore lost, it was there for Obama’s win. CraftNight has been through death, destruction, and tragedy. And this is why CraftNight will be here for you this evening. Because art.

The creative act is the opposite of the destructive act. CraftNight is art activism. Over the span of 14 years CraftNight has encouraged thousands of people to connect with themselves and each other by making stuff with their hands.

I purchased extra glitter glue today, I got extra sparkles and letter beads, and I got these super strange blank wooden “person” thingies. You can make yours into a cat or a unicorn or whatever. Come in and live with presence, give yourself a moment.

Akbar’s CraftNight rumpus room will be a mellow place for you to relax and space out, not have to make too much conversation, and melt into a painty project while you have a delicious cocktail.

We have a planet to save, and a terrifyingly insane to-do list to get started on… but not tonight.

Tonight, we’re just gonna do things nice and easy.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

 

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Assortment • November 2nd, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Assortment! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Because life’s complicated enough

Next week’s CraftNight will be the day after election day. That’s why this CraftNight bulletin is historic. CraftNight has been around for three presidential elections, this will be our 4th. I don’t know if we’re going to be horrified, relieved, or what.

My brain is sort of stewing in it’s stress mixture about it, so I’m doing what I do best: Getting the supplies together, and waiting for you to walk on in, I think we’re going to do some coloring. Coloring’s good for anxiety.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

 

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BYOP Pumpkin Carving NIGHT!!! • Oct. 26th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: BYOP Pumpkin Carving! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Bring Your Dirty Pillows! 

That’s right: Cocktails and knives together again for PUMPKIN CARVING NIGHT!

You’re gonna have to bring your own pumpkin! Carve it up, leave the mess with us, rejoice at your orange masterpiece!

I’m bringing a few pumpkins, and you can purchase one, but I might run out, so be prepared! I have all the tarps, blades, candles and bits for you to carve a pumpkin, so get over here and carve a face in a squash! This is a fine, traditional get-together with A-list Angelenos who know how to have Halloween fun. As we near All Hallow’s Eve, your glowing hollowed pumpkin bedecked with interior candle will let passersby know you are feelin’ the season.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

NOW AND COMING SOON:

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Visit www.gothtober.com which is our way of sharing the Autumn season with you! We host 31 days of online art treats, a new one revealed with each day! You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, it’s viewable on your phone, your desktop, your tablet, YAY!

 

 

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3-D Haunted House Craft! • Oct. 19th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: 3-D Haunted House Craft! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Rise Up, Move Ahead! 

Build your own little purple piece of real estate at CraftNight tonight, it’s 3-D Haunted Houses!!! Assemble it yourself, lots of foam pieces AND lots of EXTRA foam pieces I’ve gathered from craft travels. I’ve got eyeballs, witches, cats, bats, ghosts and MORE! You can really dress this up, makes a great table centerpiece or place to hide your hide-a-key, or part of the fascinator you’ve always wanted, or throw it in the city fountain and watch it float!

Halloween is on the horizon, don’t be caught without decorations, most notably, the aforementioned one above that is a LOT of fun to make! Halloween decor is the best, because it’s not smarmy, overly sentimental, too scrumply, or outrageously expensive. Some of it comes with complicated wiring, electronics, fog, or lights. It’s the time of year where green scaly hands and snot are in fashion! The more discombobulated you can make your guests with frightful accents, the better! This is also the time for weirdo food items, stuff’s allowed to be atrocious and delicious at the same time. What’s more, at the end of this month, you can basically knock on ANYONE’S door at night, say “Trick or Treat” and they give you candy… or a rock… or cough drops… hopefully candy. Tonight we’ll have some candy in a candy dish that, if you want, we can teach you how to make at CraftNight LAB next week on the 26th. It’s special. Read below for more info.

Also next week at 9pm it’s BYOPumpkin carving, so get ready for that, get your pumpkins together, and come on over where we’ll have knives, tarps and candles! Who let’s you get drunk and play with knives? CraftNight!!!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


 

NOW AND COMING SOON:

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Visit www.gothtober.com which is our way of sharing the Autumn season with you! We host 31 days of online art treats, a new one revealed with each day! You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, it’s viewable on your phone, your desktop, your tablet, YAY!

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October 26th 7pm – 9pm @Akbar – CRAFTNIGHT LAB!!! Ticketed Event Craft Workshop with Food and Special Treats! Project: Lighted Fright House Candy Dish >>> Learn More Here!

9pm – Midnight or later @Akbar – B.Y.O.P. Pumpkin Carving! (We supply the tools, you supply the squash, or you can order one from us and we’ll have it ready for you)

 

 

Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Assembly Craft

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